honoring KEN BURNS


5:30 p.m. Registration and Cocktail Reception
7 p.m. Dinner and Program

Omni Dallas Hotel
555 South Lamar Street

Honorary Chairs
Diane and Hal Brierley

Event Chairs
Lisa and Peter Kraus


We invite you to join us on December 5 when the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum celebrates Holocaust survivors. It is through their strength and passion for educating future generations that we are reminded that the past endures through the stories we pass on.

At this beloved annual dinner, the Museum bestows the Hope for Humanity award to an outstanding individual who demonstrates a dedication to the improvement of society. The Museum is proud to honor Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker KEN BURNS for his dedication to documenting and preserving history.


We anticipate this event to sell out. Sponsorships start at $6,000 for a table of 10, with benefits including complimentary parking, cocktail reception, and a three-course seated dinner supervised by Dallas Kosher.

View sponsorship contract here. View benefits grid here. Questions?
Events@dhhrm.org | 469-399-5202


Ken Burns has been making documentary films for almost fifty years. Since the Academy Award nominated Brooklyn Bridge in 1981, Ken has gone on to direct and produce some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries ever made, including The Civil War; Baseball; Jazz; The War; The National Parks: America’s Best Idea; Prohibition; The Roosevelts: An Intimate History; The Vietnam War; Country Music; The U.S. and the Holocaust; and, most recently, The American Buffalo.

Ken’s films have been honored with dozens of major awards, including seventeen Emmy Awards, two Grammy Awards and two Oscar nominations. In September of 2008, at the News & Documentary Emmy Awards, Ken was honored by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with a Lifetime Achievement Award. In November of 2022, Ken was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame.


Forty years ago, a group of Holocaust survivors came together with an extraordinary vision to create a center to teach about the devastating horrors of the Holocaust and to provide a place of remembrance for those murdered. They saw it as their responsibility to build a place for future generations to learn from the past to prevent future atrocities. Their founding vision continues today in the mission of the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum to teach the history of the Holocaust and advance human rights to combat prejudice, hatred, and indifference.

We take hope that just as hatred is learned, it can be unlearned. The Museum teaches students and visitors about some of humanity’s most incredible stories of struggle and courage in an age-appropriate way to empower them to be Upstanders against injustice. The Museum will reach more than 190,000 students during the 2024-2025 school year.

Your support of Hope for Humanity helps make this crucial work possible – thank you!

Hope for Humanity is a fundraiser event benefiting the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.


Thank you to everyone who supported the 2023 Hope for Humanity - What an incredible evening! More than 1,200 guests came together at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Dallas to pay tribute to our Holocaust survivors and to honor longtime supporter and Lifetime Director Larry Schoenbrun.

Special thanks to Event Co-Chairs Lynn and Gil Friedlander & Linda and Ken Wimberly, and the Honorary and Host Committees for making the 2023 Hope for Humanity one of the largest attended and most financially successful efforts yet. Thank you to all who so generously supported this important fundraiser, making our year-round work possible.

This original Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum short film features personal testimonies of local survivors who share their experiences as hidden children during the Holocaust. Deep gratitude to Ginette Mandelblum Albert, Paul Kessler, Dr. Max Spindler, and Rosian Bagriansky Zerner for sharing their stories. Their lifelong gratitude towards their parents and their rescuers who risked their lives to save them reminds us that one person can make a difference.


Click here to view the official photo gallery, courtesy of Tamytha Cameron Photography. To download photos, enter your email address and then PIN 7183.

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